Songs, songs and more Christmas songs: ABBA, Michael Bublé, Meghan Trainor, Gary Barlow Manchester Orchestra+ The Muppets get Animal-istically festive

Christmas music is wonderful. Granted it may wear thin when you’re in retail and listening to the same tracks day after tinsel-saturated day, but for a great many of us, music adds some extra whimsically charming, emotionally uplifting specialness to a season already brimming with a magical sense of hope Continue Reading

Fear the Walking Dead: S7, E 5 & 6 review + World Beyond: S2, E 7 & 8 review

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD SPOILERS AHEAD FOR “TILL DEATH” AND “RECLAMATION” … You could be forgiven for thinking, and yes, that is still possible even in the midst of the apocalypse, that there’d be precious little humanity left in a landscape given over not only to the dead but also Continue Reading

Sneaking into #Christmas with Robin Robin: All warm mousey feelings, family and magic shiny wishing stars(review)

It honestly seems like Aardman Animation can do no wrong. Whether it’s the cheese-saturated domestic adventures of Wallace and Gromit or the hilarious mischievous of Shaun the Sheep, Aardman, known chiefly for their inspired stop-motion animation storytelling, have a gift, like Pixar, their spiritual narrative-shapers across the Atlantic, have a Continue Reading

It’s beginning to look like a kids’ books Christmas: Jingle Bells, What Does Santa Do When It’s Not Christmas? + more

I love Christmas and in many ways, I am still a kid at heart (more looking at life with excitable eyes way, not so much the tantrums). So, it makes sense that among all the other things I love about the festive season that I really enjoy reading kids’ books Continue Reading


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